Towcester expansion plans

Towcester development news

23 February 2017 - Relief Road Meeting

30th April 2015 - Towcester development plans approved

A project to create 2,750 new homes, 2,800 permanent jobs and a relief road in Towcester has moved another step closer. On Friday, 27 March the Section 106 agreement was signed, and the outline planning permission for the southern extension of the town was issued.

Under the signed agreement the developers, Persimmon Homes and Bloor Homes, will make financial contributions to services such as education, public transport and highways and the provision of new community facilities such as sports pitches, pavilions, children's play area and public open space.

The next step will see the detailed plans of the layout and design of the development being submitted by the developers to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) in the near future before any development can commence. These will be the subject of public consultation before any decision is made, giving residents and other interested parties to pass comment.

If the detailed plans are approved, work on the major development which also includes two primary schools, new local centres and leisure facilities is envisaged to begin towards the end of 2015.

Calvin Bell, Director of Development, said: "With the undoubted impact that a development of this size will have on the town we have worked with the developers to ensure that Towcester retains its charm as a market town while encompassing the requirement for growth. To that end the proposals include a substantial amount of green space, and all buildings will be of a high standard of design.

"The final part of the development will see the construction of a relief road connecting the A5 and A43 to accommodate the increased number of vehicles, and help redirect heavy goods vehicles away from the town centre."

Stephen Bawtree, Chairman, Pegasus Planning Group Ltd, acting as agent for Persimmon and Bloor Homes said: "The grant of planning permission is a key step in the process which will see the delivery of new homes, new facilities and of course the long awaited relief road for the town. My Clients are ready to progress the details with the Council and will be continuing their collaboration to deliver these important improvements."

During the building of the development, it is estimated 4,125 construction jobs will be created. Once the scheme is completed, three new employment areas will generate the permanent new jobs for the area. One of these areas will see the building of a hotel with leisure facilities, pub/restaurant, retail space and a new doctor's surgery.

The planning application can be viewed at

14th May 2013 - Towcester development plans move forward

Find out more about the major development being proposed for Towcester.

South Northamptonshire Council Members Presentation
9th May 2013
Pegasus Planning Group Ltd